Sunde-Brown awarded master's degree

WORCESTER, MASS. — Worcester Polytechnic Institute began its 148th commencement celebrations with the graduate students' ceremony on May 12, awarding 739 master's and doctoral degrees.

This was WPI's first-ever graduate commencement, a reflection of the growing stature of its graduate programs, which have expanded substantially-in size, diversity, and international recognition.

Alexander Sunde-Brown of Camden, was awarded a master of science degree in financial mathematics.

Camden Rotary presents scholarship awards

CAMDEN — On June 9, the Camden Rotary Club awarded 15 graduating high school seniors at the Camden Hills Regional High School Awards Night a $2,000 scholarship toward their first semester of college. Four criteria were used to assess each student application and individual interview: 1) high academic achievement, 2) exemplary character, 3) strong community service, and 4) financial need. Actual funds will be issued following the full time successful completion of the 2016 fall semester, with a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Those honored are: Matthew Ackley, University of Maine Orono; Aidan Acosta, Middlebury College; Rebecca Agnor, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Savannah Berryman-Moore, Smith College; Jackson Day, Either Hampshire or Eckerd College; Tristan Fong, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Harper Gordon, Harvard University; Emily Haining, Villanova University; Alicia Lam, Boston College; Aiden Lammert, University of Maine Orono; Chase Matteo, Wasela University; Hilary Merrifield, University of Maine; Elizabeth Ogle, Massachusetts College of Art and Design; Sara Wandell, Husson University; and Dalton Oakes, Thomas College

Forcillo named to Boston University dean's list

BOSTON — Christine C. Forcillo, a resident of Rockport, has recently been named to the Dean's List at Boston University for the spring semester.

Each school and college at Boston University has their own criterion for the dean's list, but students generally must attain a 3.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), or be in the top 30 percent of their class, as well as a full course load as a full time student.

Pierce earns Colby College dean's list status

WATERVILLE — Erin M. Pierce of Camden was named to the dean's list at Colby College for her outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2015-16 year. Pierce is one of 452 Colby students or 24 percent of the student body to qualify for the dean's list this semester.

Pierce, a member of the class of 2016, attended Camden Hills Regional High School and is the daughter of Brian and Andrea Pierce of Camden. Pierce earned a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher this spring to be included on Colby's dean's list.

Ingraham honored at Union College's Prize Day

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Miles Ingraham, of Rockport, was honored at Union College's annual Prize Day celebration.

Students were honored for achievement in academics, research, service and governance. Ingraham was honored with the Ashraf M. Ghaly Geo Research Prize, given to the student who completes the best research study and reports original results in any geo field. Ingraham received a Bachelor of Science degree while majoring in Environmental Science.